An Iranian man who had ceased washing his body with soap and water for about half a century has died at 94, months after deciding to break his golden rule.
Amou Haji resisted attempts by villagers in the southern province of Fars to make him wash his body on claims that he would get sick, but he finally bowed to pressure a few months ago.
The local new media IRNA, said Mr. Haji died after he became ill and died on Sunday.
In a previous interview, the man revealed that he loved eating porcupine and that he lived between a hole in the ground and a brick shack.
He also loved smoking, and used to eat rotten meat and drunk water from an old oil can, IRNA reported.
Attempts to make him bathe or even offer him clean water used to infuriate him.
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